On December 8, 2015, eleven faith groups who are members of the Faith Forum on Middle East Policy met with the U.S. Department of State.
Maryknoll and its international affiliates have been engaged in the struggle for peace and justice in the Middle East for many years. We support the work of Muslims, Christians, and Jews around the region who challenge of racism, political and economic inequality, military occupation, and who promote inter-religious dialogue. In Washington D.C., the Office for Global Concerns analyzes issues affecting the Middle East in its cultural and historical contexts so that U.S. citizens and law makers can make informed decisions about foreign policy and better understand this important and diverse region of the world.
Articles, alerts, events
In a recent letter to Congress, the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns (MOGC) and 14 other Christian groups urged the U.S. to investigate possible human rights and weapon violations by the government of Israel.
Organizations in the Faith Forum on Middle East Policy send out action alerts monthly, focusing on different issues so that members of Congress hear consistently that their constituents support a just and lasting resolution to the Palestinian and Israeli conflict.
Congress is considering two dangerous bills that could undermine the work of advocates for a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis.
Please note: Opinions expressed in the following articles do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns.
Israeli TV host Asaf Harel and American film actor Richard Gere see and speak of “facts on the ground” – apartheid and occupation –which seem to be un-seeable and seldom spoken of by most Israelis.
Special issue on the meeting of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Trump at the White House on February 15 and other developing issues related to peace in Israel-Palestine.
Fifteen Christian groups urged U.S. leaders to support peace, justice and equality in Palestine and Israel.
The executive orders of the initial days of the Trump administration are causing a mixture of fear, concern and uncertainty for many of the leaders and people of the US, Israel, the Moslem nations and most of the world.
Let Congress know you support the UN Security Council Resolution 2334 and urge them to not move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.
On December 23 the UN Security Council passed a resolution calling for an end to Israeli settlements with a vote of fourteen in favor and one abstention – the United States.
The six featured articles and the related links in this issue focus on analysis of the UN Security Council’s Resolution 2334 and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent speech warning Israel of the implications of a “one state” solution.